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Friday, March 6, 2009

Burger King - Burger Shots and Angry Whopper - I ate at Burger King, so you don't have to!

I have been seeing these commercials for Burger Shots and Angry Whoppers all over for a while now. Advertising works on me, so I decided I had to have them. As I drove over to my local Burger King, I wondered to myself, "Why don't I go to Burger King more often?" In fact, I couldn't even remember the last time I went to a Burger King.

I walked into Burger King around 12:30 PM on a Monday. I was the only person inside. I looked at the menu board and saw posters advertising both the Burger Shots for $1.39 and the Angry Whopper. I ordered one 2-pack of Burger Shots ($1.39) and an Angry Whopper ($3.99). She asked if I wanted cheese on my Burger Shots and I said yes. I decided to order a side dish as well and saw that two orders of $1.00 value onion rings was cheaper than buying one small order, so I ordered two of the value size. I handed the cashier my credit card and she rang up my order. She handed me my receipt and I was kind of shocked at how high it was. $9.03 for lunch from Burger King and I didn't even order a drink! One of the reasons for the high price was that they had charged me 50 cents extra for EACH Burger Shot for the cheese. This brought the price of my "2-pack" to $2.39. I thought about it for a second and realized that Burger King just conned me into paying $2.39 for two teeny tiny burgers when I could have gotten a double cheeseburger for $1.00. Stupid commercials.....always hypnotizing me into thinking I need whatever they are advertising...... My wife calls me a sucker.......I guess she's right. (Shhhhh don't tell her!)

I unwrapped my Burger Shots and saw that they were even smaller than I thought they would be. The burger patties for the Burger Shots was actually a single patty that was sort of "figure 8" shaped. You had to break the buns and the patties apart to separate the two burgers. There was a smidgen of cheese and a little bit of ketchup, mustard and a pickle on each bun. They weren't bad. They were just basically mini versions of a standard cheeseburger from Burger King. The only difference is that you pay three times the price for less than half the amount of food. What a deal!

The Angry Whopper was a burger with "Angry Sauce," "Angry Onion Strings," jalapenos and pepperjack cheese. The burger was pretty bland and not spicy AT ALL. The jalapenos they put inside actually just tasted like pickles. The supposed spicy "Angry Sauce" tasted more like a sweet barbecue sauce. I didn't even want to eat the whole burger because it made me so angry. Maybe that's why they call it the Angry Whopper!

I've always loved the onion rings at Burger King. I know they must be mostly artificial because they are all the same tiny shape. They must be made with some kind of pressed, formed onion mixture. I never really cared though because they were always so tasty. This time was different though. They had almost no flavor at all. Maybe all the flavor came from the trans fat that they used to be fried in.

As I threw away the remainder of my meal I said to myself, "Oh yeah......That's why I hardly ever go to Burger King...."

I know you guys always like when I include the nutritional info for new fast food restaurant items, so here you go.

Calories 220
Fat Grams 11
Saturated Fat Grams 4.5
Trans Fat Grams 0.5

Angry Whopper
Calories 880
Fat Grams 55
Saturated Fat Grams 18
Trans Fat Grams 2

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DanGarion said...

Have you ever tried the JalapeƱo Burger over at Carl's Jr.? I like those a lot! I tried the Kilauea Burger at Islands and it doesn't agree with my stomach...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking "one for the team." You should change the name of this review to "I ate at Burger King so you don't have to."

Unknown said...

Dan-I have tried the Jalapeno burger at Carl's Jr. I remember it being pretty good. I think my favorite burger at Carl's though is the Six Dollar Burger.....I mean the Bacon Guacamole Six Dollar Burger.....No wait, the Western Bacon Cheeseburger...No, no the Famous Star.....I mean the Super Star.....

Jumpcut-That's a pretty good title. Maybe I'll tack that on to the end of the title so the search engines can still find the article when people are searching for those items....

edjusted said...

Ok, I can scratch the Angry Whopper off my list. I tried the burger shots last week and wasn't impressed either, but I was looking forward to trying the Angry Whopper. Ah well. Guess I'll stick to Carl's too.

Melissa said...

I've heard nothing but annoyed reviews with the Angry Burger. "Not spicy at all" is the recurring theme. That sucks!

Shelly Borrell said...

Great post. I wrote about the Burger Shots too on Nibbles of Tidbits -- I usually prefer all my burgers with cheese, so your post made me glad we forgot to order cheese on our Burger Shot six pack. I wonder if it would have cost us $3 more -- That would be ridiculous. If interested, here's my post link.

Thanks, Shelly

Bill said...

You cheated you forgot the nutrition facts for the onion rings ;-)

Anonymous said...

I work at a local burger king ib buffalo new york.. when you order something such as cheese or bacon it does cost extra. reading the menu board is important. But from the pictures, of your food the preperation was very poor... The burger shots were made improperly and so was the angry whopper. Some stores do not care how they make their food. My store is different, our preperation is some what high quailty.. hahaha, some times it can get very busy, and our food can't always be picture perfect. Some stores do not follow precedure, where they should... Please, do not hesitate, to bring somethign back... my advice is to order things off the broiler or off the fryer, this way everything will be fresh... But you will wait... my best bet, is to go through drive thru.. drive thru is timed, where counter or to go orders are not, they are importnant, but in some cases, drive thru is some what faster... Good luck.

DanGarion said...

@dtdoubleyou12 : I don't think anyone is questioning that the cheese is extra. It's moreso the fact that for each little burger there is a charge. That seems a little steep... IMO

Griffin said...

dtdoubleyou12 and Dan-

Dan is correct. I do not have a problem paying extra for cheese. I do however think that paying 50 cents for each burger shot when I only get 1/4 a piece of american cheese on each burger is way too high. This basically means I could end up paying $2.00 for one slice of American cheese if I bought 4 burger shots. That is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

The angry whopper tastes amazing. But yes it would be great if it was actually spicy hot. I just want them to bring it back or even add it to their regular menu.